7/30/2007

Greetings from Banff

Yes, we arrived safely and no we weren't held up in customs as I feared. The flight into Toronto was one I'd like to forget (I hate those prop planes) but the flight into Calgary was much more relaxing. We arrived Saturday afternoon and took an hour and a half shuttle up into the Rockies. We wandered around town Saturday evening and just tried to unwind. Although the cuisine is a far cry from back home, the scenery makes up for it!




Yesterday we visited the Columbia Icefields and along the way visited Lake Louise and a few other scenic spots.






Today we took the Gondola and had lunch atop Sulfur Mountain. The height was a bit hair-raising, but the view was spectacular!

We are having a great time. I have been doing ok until I talked to Alex on the phone this afternoon, then I almost "lost it". But it did make it a bit easier that she doesn't appear to miss us in the least. Her grandparents, aunts and uncles, and cousins have all been keeping her very busy. She was rattling on and on about all the stuff she has been doing and the fun she has been having.

Off to dinner now, but I just wanted to jump on quick and catch up. I will have so many photos when I get back that it is going to be hard deciding which ones to share!

8 comments:

Jodie said...

So happy to hear that all is well and you are having a great time! Can't wait to see all the rest of your pictures. I MISS THE MOUNTAINS!! LOL :)

Lisa & Tim said...

I love the pictures. You guys look so relaxed and happy. There is going to be plenty of pictures for your profile now.

terilynnh2000 said...

Those pics are outrageous! I love the wild woman hair! Is that SNOW? Yikes!!!! I MIIIISSSSSSSSS you!!!!!!!! xoxoxoxo

Becky said...

I love the pics - they look like postcards! Glad you are handling being away from Alex too. And I can tell you from an Aunt's point of view that I am sure your family is LOVING that they get to spend so much time with her. I am always trying to 'steal' my nieces away.

Colette said...

So glad you are having a good time while we all sit here at home alone!! LOL No really it looks wonderful! What a great adventure you are having! Still no baby here! Have fun!!! Can't wait to see the pictures when you get home! Enjoy!!!

Paulette said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Hope that you are having lots of fun!!!!

AMH said...

Oh I am so jealous!! It looks absolutely beautiful and I bet you guys are having a great time!

terilynnh2000 said...

Where are you? Why aren't you ever on-line? I mean I know where you are, and I know why you aren't online,but come on this is getting a bit silly now. Come home. Some people need you. Some people miss you. Some people pretend that they can call you and talk to you while driving in the car.....(that Gabi) :) Tell Shawn it's time to share! I want my Sue home!!!! I wonder how long blogger would allow this message to be before they told me "enough"? DO you think we should try it? Do you think I should talk to you via your blog as if I were talking to you on the phone? Somehow, it's just not the same. Sigh. Ok. I'm finished. That's all. No more from me. I'm quiet now. Shhhhhhhh